- Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis is available at Royal on 435 & State Line. We picked up a sixer the other day and it's fabulous. If you like German-style Hefeweizen (banana & clove esters, citrusy and light), you'll enjoy this one. A lot.
- Sierra Nevada's also adding another beer to their Estate lineup. This time it's a true "Estate" beer - the barley & hops they put into their beer are grown on brewery property; it's one of the only beers of its kind. Look for it in September (or, since we seem to see a delay with Sierra Nevada's distribution, perhaps October).
- Samuel Smith's is distributing yet another beer to the states, and it sounds like an excellent one. They're joining in on the barrel-aging craze with their Yorkshire Stingo. We get many of their beers, and I hope to see it here in the next couple of months. I'll post here if I see it in stores.
- McCoy's having another beer dinner - this time with Latin flair. Sounds like they'll have a good variety of stuff, including what I'm guessing will be Rogue's Chipotle ale.
- Breckenridge has started canning Avalanche for the Denver market. Perhaps it's just a matter of time before they make their way out here. "We are extremely pleased with the end result of the can from Rexam and see a real future for our craft beers in cans." I sure hope so.
- Speaking of cans, a coworker of mine mentioned that he found Ska Brewing's ESB in Kansas (warning: prepare to hear ska when you click on that link). His first IIPA was Ska's... and lo & behold, they're getting into canning too. They bought their canning line from Oskar Blues and have 2 beers available in cans here, their ESB and Blonde Ale. Looks like their IPA's in cans too, but has yet to be spotted...
That's all I've got for now. Well, sort of. John and I went to St Louis last weekend and tried a bunch of different beers and have some recommendations for you... will be working on that post next. Cheers!